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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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The tour guide set the stage for the whole visitation experience. He painted a picture of the beginning of the mission, purpose, and how to incorporate the past into the present... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Rio Grande, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tour guide set the stage for the whole visitation experience. He painted a picture of the beginning of the mission, purpose, and how to incorporate the past into the present in historical studies. Felt like I was part of the past while walking throughout the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful! A little away from Riverwalk but not too far. Ther whole complex has been beautifully restored. The whole family enjoyed it. We spent about an hour there but could have stayed longer.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Generally I liked the mission, however despite its relative young age in comparison to similar cultural sites in Mexico or Europe the mission is not in an original state but was for a considerable extend rebuild in the last century. Also although the whole complex is quite large, mainly only one building, containing the church, is interesting- and this building... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mission. Quiet walk around, not crowded at all on a weekday. Lots of opportunity for great photos.

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Hamilton texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Photography is my favorite hobby. Visiting San Antonio on a schedule which only allowed time to shoot one of the lovely historic missions, I chose this dazzling old 1720 jewel. Light clouds and early morning light provided a great opportunity. Almost overwhelming in its history and architecture, the Mission can be breathtaking for visitors with those interests. Lovely shots of... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This mission was founded in 1720. It stands on beautiful grounds with lovely shade trees. The gardens are fun to explore. The church was not open during my visit. If it's important to you to see the inside of the church, call ahead. There was ample parking, a very nice air-conditioned visitor's center outside of the church walls, and washrooms... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about this mission- the history, the beauty, the architecture. Go to the visitor center first to learn about what you're seeing. Read everything you can as you go around and look. There are so many breathtaking photo opportunities. Parking is free and easy. If you only have time to visit 1 mission, this is the 1.

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Bellingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting piece of history. The grounds were very well kept up, and it was a lovely park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you're a tourist, there is so much more to San Antonio than The Alamo. The Mission San Jose is beautiful. There are still church services there. Go back in time, learning how the community lived, admire the grounds and learn the history of early San Antonio. And locals, get out and visit our missions!

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

History and beauty. Who knew these were in Texas as in California? Be careful where you park as we seemed to park in the back.

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Harlandale

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